New Year celebration injuries

Four people suffered injuries related to fireworks and Chinese lanterns used in New Year celebrations across Greater Manchester.

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Fire authority chairman highlights celebration risks

While festivities might already be a distant memory for most, the people involved in these incidents will have stark and unpleasant reminders for some time to come.

Fireworks and Chinese lanterns can be extremely dangerous - as the injuries and fires GMFRS’ crews attended on New Year’s Day prove - and should be used very carefully.

Thankfully, our firefighters were there quickly to help these people and it seems that none of those involved was seriously injured.

– Councillor David Acton, Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority

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